M&C Saatchi x Saatchi Gallery

M&C Saatchi Group & Saatchi Gallery launch Art Prize to drive meaningful change for emerging artists worldwide.

What is the art for change prize?

Together with London’s iconic Saatchi Gallery we have launched a new international art initiative – the annual Art for Change Prize.

As part of a shared mission in making art, culture, and creativity accessible to everyone, this free-to-enter prize is a celebration of emerging artistic talent. It will highlight and stimulate dialogue around visual arts as a medium for positive global and social change and give exposure to emerging artists worldwide.

With the concept of Art for Change in mind, this year’s prize invites emerging artists from around the world to creatively respond to the theme of ‘Equality’.

Meet the judges

Six winners will be decided by some of the best business and creative minds from M&C Saatchi Group globally and eminent guest judges. One overall winner will then be chosen by a grand jury, still to be announced, led by Saatchi Gallery.

Picture of Darren Bowles

Darren Bowles, UK

Partner & Executive Creative Director at Re, Part of M &C Saatchi Group

Picture of Ben Golik

Ben Golik, UK

Chief Creative Officer at M&C Saatchi London

Picture of June Sarpong

June Sarpong OBE, UK

Author & Broadcaster

Picture of Klara Eide

Klara Eide, Europe

Partner & Executive Strategy Director at M&C Saatchi Stockholm

Picture of Daniel Sundin

Daniel Sundin, Europe

Founder of Litz Art Space Stockholm & Partner & Account Director at M&C Saatchi Stockholm

Picture of Vincenzo Gasbarro

Vincenzo Gasbarro, Europe

Co-Founder & Creative Partner at M&C Saatchi Milan

Picture of Lucas Crigler

Lucas Crigler, Americas

Creative Director at SS+K, Part of M&C Saatchi Group

Picture of Nicholas Rotondi

Nicholas Rotondi, Americas

Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment North America

Picture o Andre Bato

Andre Bato, Americas

Founder, Director & Creative Director at Andre Bato Corp

Picture of Blak Douglas

Blak Douglas, Australia

Artist and 2022 Archibald Prize winner

Picture of Mandie van der Merwe

Mandie van der Merwe, Australia

Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi Sydney

Picture of Emma Robbins

Emma Robbins, Australia

Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi Melbourne

Picture of Ali Shabaz

Ali Shabaz, Asia

Chief Creative Officer at M&C Saatchi Singapore

Picture of Tony Liu

Tony Liu, Asia

Chief Creative Officer at M&C Saatchi aeiou Shanghai

Picture of Circe Henestrosa

Circe Henestrosa, Asia

Fashion Curator & Head of the School of Fashion at Lasalle College of the Arts Singapore

Picture of Neo Mashigo

Neo Mashigo, Africa

Chief Creative Officer at M&C Saatchi Abel South Africa

Picture of Robert Grace

Robert Grace, Africa

Founding Partner and Head of Strategy at M&C Saatchi Abel South Africa

Picture of Mary Corrigal

Mary Corrigall, Africa

African Art Critic & Founder of Corrigall & Co


A total prize fund of £20,000 will be split between six regional winners, five to receive £2,000 each and one overall winner to receive £10,000.

All artists will exhibit their winning works in a dedicated exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in London, a recognised authority in contemporary art, where the overall winner will be announced on Wednesday 7 December 2022.


Eligibility CRITERIA

The prize is available to emerging artists based in the following M&C Saatchi key global regions: UK, Europe, Americas, Asia, Australia, and Africa.

To apply artists must be aged 18 or over and within the first five years of what they hope to be a successful artistic career.

Accepted media includes painting, drawing, illustration, photography, collage, 2D mixed-media, video or film.

Submitted works must creatively respond to the theme ‘Equality’ and have been executed since 1 January 2020.

Works must be stable and capable of being shipped and installed on a walled surface.

Submitted works must be available between 1 November 2022 and 31 January 2023 for an exhibition in London.

One application per artist is permitted with a maximum of five artworks accepted.

Artists may only enter the prize in the region associated with their country of residence.

The artwork(s) must be the participants own work(s) and the participant warrants that they have full title to the artwork(s) and that they have all rights to submit the artwork(s).

key dates

Call for entries open:Thursday 14 July 2022

Deadline for entries: Thursday 8 September 2022, 11:59pm UK BST

Regional winners announced:Friday 28 October 2022

Overall winner announced:Wednesday 7 December 2022

Exhibition dates:Thursday 8 December 2022 – Friday 6 January 2023